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FOOD & BOOZE NEWS

UMAMI DINNER AT NOBU
Nobu Mastuhisa, of Nobu, will be flying in to London to host a special dinner at his restaurant in Old Park Lane. The idea is to showcase the “extra” taste umami, best described as tasty savoury, and common in Asian cuisine. After a talk by Mastuhisa, a dinner will take place, pairing the tastes of sake with umami through kelp, dried miso, dashi in chawan mushi, truffles and beef. Sake and Umami dinner on 12 and 13 April, £200 per person. To book, call Amir Jati on 020 7447 4777.

AMIKA TURNS THREE
Life is short in the world of nightclubs. Therefore it is with great glee that Amika nightclub celebrates its third birthday. Celebrations at theā€ˆVIP club will be a visual and musical spectacle, but the centrepiece for greedy specimens is a decadent champagne jelly sharing-cocktail with fruit – the fun of it is guessing which champagne has been used. 63-65 Kensington High Street, W8 5SE,
www.amikalondon.com.

MEGA BORDEAUX TASTING
To celebrate forecasts that 2009 will be a great vintage for Bordeaux, Bibendum wine merchant will be holding its largest-ever Bordeaux tasting at Lord’s. A great opportunity to sample hundreds of top wines, meet wine makers, and see what’s going to be great in years to come. Don’t miss it. 21 April, tickets £30. 4-8pm at Lord’s Cricket Ground, NW8. To book call 020 7449 4120.